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Speaker simulation

Postby rastagallo » Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:15 pm

Is there any free speaker simulation plugin?
I've got a VRMbox, but I would really like to use a free plugin to do that...

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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby English Guy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:50 pm

The Caps plug in suite has speaker emulation (I think it calls it cabinet) as a LADSPA plugin

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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby troathscream » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:30 am

Or use IR LV2 and load up some IR CAB files (just google a bit to download some files), they are a bit heavier on CPU but you will get some decent speaker cabinet sounds. They have all the cabs you want ENGL, Marshall, Mesa Boogie etc.
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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby funkmuscle » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:30 am

get KlangFalter from falkTX's Carla I think.

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http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net


get some IR cab files and load them in KlangFalter. (make sure you run it 100% wet to get the full IR sound of the cabinet)

also Guitarix

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http://guitarix.sourceforge.net/

is a very cool amp sim with IR files
you can also get IR files from

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http://www.youtube.com/bestplugins

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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby lazyklimm » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:29 pm

I use IR plugin

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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby funkmuscle » Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:57 pm

lazyklimm wrote:I use IR plugin


then you just need the IR files or a hardware CAB sim that uses IR files.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mn9116AxiE


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http://www.two-notes.com/en/hardware/torpedo-cab/


mind you, a bit pricey!

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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby tramp » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:02 pm

funkmuscle wrote:also Guitarix
http://guitarix.sourceforge.net/
is a very cool amp sim with IR files
you can also get IR files from
http://www.youtube.com/bestplugins

and to roll your own, guitarix provide a "plug-on" (specmatch) to easy make your own IR-files from your favorite band, amp, cab, or what ever you like.
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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby funkmuscle » Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:34 pm

tramp wrote:
funkmuscle wrote:also Guitarix
http://guitarix.sourceforge.net/
is a very cool amp sim with IR files
you can also get IR files from
http://www.youtube.com/bestplugins

and to roll your own, guitarix provide a "plug-on" (specmatch) to easy make your own IR-files from your favorite band, amp, cab, or what ever you like.


yep.. never used it.. the boys said they're getting great results.

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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby tramp » Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:12 pm

funkmuscle wrote:yep.. never used it.. the boys said they're getting great results.


Well I use it and it reminds me a bit on the Kemper Amp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0SmSl1aS1w
It's so easy to do a amp profile, save it as IR-file and save the hole session as (guitarix)preset. You can compare the results and fiddle with the settings since you are 100% satisfied, specmatch do a remote control over guitarix, for easy access. But you could also use it without guitarix, if you wish, to make "plain" Ir-files. You could also use other files, downloaded from YouTube or elsewhere, to make a IR-file from. I never before found such a easy way to make IR-files in such a high quality.
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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby funkmuscle » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:14 pm

tramp wrote:
funkmuscle wrote:yep.. never used it.. the boys said they're getting great results.


Well I use it and it reminds me a bit on the Kemper Amp:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0SmSl1aS1w
It's so easy to do a amp profile, save it as IR-file and save the hole session as (guitarix)preset. You can compare the results and fiddle with the settings since you are 100% satisfied, specmatch do a remote control over guitarix, for easy access. But you could also use it without guitarix, if you wish, to make "plain" Ir-files. You could also use other files, downloaded from YouTube or elsewhere, to make a IR-file from. I never before found such a easy way to make IR-files in such a high quality.


tramp, are you talking about how simple it is to do on guitarix or Kemper?

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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby autostatic » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:14 pm

Yeah, that's just an awesome new feature. Wish I had some time to record some stuff and run it through various amp and mic setups :(

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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby tramp » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:37 pm

funkmuscle wrote:tramp, are you talking about how simple it is to do on guitarix or Kemper?

I'm talking about guitarix. A difference to the Kemper is that guitarix (specmatch) use your guitar signal for profiling, were the Kemper use a test signal.
But, the learning curve to do it with guitarix, is really flat and low. :D As easy as just push some buttons, play a bit guitar and turn a knob for fine tuning. True, you can compare the files and the produced IR-file in a spectral plot window, but specmatch provide also a record, and a play button, so you can switch during playback between orginal and profiled (by guitarix) sound to compare it with your ears. As soon you have press "create IR", it get created and loaded into guitarix and you can play live to controll your results.

AutoStatic wrote:Yeah, that's just an awesome new feature. Wish I had some time to record some stuff and run it through various amp and mic setups :(

Time will come, this feature wouldn't run away. :)
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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby autostatic » Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:55 pm

Yes I know but I'm just very eager to find out how close it gets to the sound of my favorite half stack.

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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby tramp » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:41 am

AutoStatic wrote:Yes I know but I'm just very eager to find out how close it gets to the sound of my favorite half stack.


There is as well a new amp model in the pipe (tools/ampsim) which emulate the real circuit much closer (pre/poweramp section).
True, it comes with the cost of some more CPU use, but I'm pretty sure with this one (and a IR-file produced by specmatch) you will match your "favorite half stack" to minimum 99%.
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Re: Speaker simulation

Postby funkmuscle » Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:06 pm

tramp. let me get this? I connect my guitar to my pc, launch specmatch and connect through jackd and follow instructions for specmatch?
or do I need to mic an amp up?
just confused on the specmatch instructions in the README.


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